JLU Wiki Re-Indexed and Republished

by Alphaville Herald on 27/01/10 at 8:21 am

Second Life Superman's Abuse Reports indexed and regions ranked

by Pixeleen Mistral, National Affairs desk


Sandbox superheros: Justice League Unlimited greatest hits for Abuse Reporting

Although Kalel Venkman has been playing copyright whack-a-mole to limit the spread of the leaked Justice League Unlimited wiki, interested parties continue to study the the Second Life vigilante group's internal database. A little birdy posting a comment on recent Herald coverage of the JLU  draws our attention to http://jlu.sl4.me/ where what appears to an indexed reorganized version of the raw pages of the leaked wiki is available. Of special interest is the index of the JLU's abuse report activites and top regions for AR trouble

With an uplifting mission statement, the site is sure to become popular – at least until the JLU attempts another copyright takedown – "This site is designed to demonstrate the sheer size of the JLU's littlepersonal CIA database on every individual in Second Life, nothing more.It is to show how dangerous groups such as the JLU can be, despitetheir good intentions."


19 Responses to “JLU Wiki Re-Indexed and Republished”

  1. MattyK Snowpaw

    Jan 27th, 2010

    …Information, is Power.
    As the SPECTRE’s said, but atleast we actually had targets(Namely the Galactic Aeon remnants)

    Mind you, that said, this is quite the little Database, and while there is more than enough bullshit for them to try a damn Copyright whack-a-mole on this too, it’s actually given me a decent insight to the lengths of the Database.

    …We’ll be watching.

  2. Urizenus Sklar

    Jan 27th, 2010

    Wow, they can’t even spell ‘Sklar’. And then there is this….

    “preferring to use his known alt, Pixeleen Mistral. ”

    There are people who still believe this? Apparently the JLU are not the brightest bulbs in the storage closet.

  3. ;_;

    Jan 27th, 2010

    @MattyK: What the fuck are you blathering on about? Your just some random idiot furry, what’s with the spooooky monologue?

  4. Bubblesort Triskaidekaphobia

    Jan 27th, 2010

    Aw, come on, Urizenus. It’s not that bad. I always thought of people guessing at or even caring about my alts is a form of flattery. Granted, it can be creepy, stupid flattery, but it’s nice that they care enough to speculate. I think alt speculation is kind of a virtual version of paparazzi: It’s annoying to be the target of it, but if you aren’t a target of it then you aren’t really a celebrity, right?

    BTW, Pixie: Great coverage of this whole mess. I’ve been following it all closely.

    Now if only I could find a good torrent of all the files. :/

  5. Obvious Schism

    Jan 27th, 2010

    “A little birdie” must have put in quite a lot of effort removing links, removing duplicates, redacting etc – behaviour that seems to be almost as obsessive as the JLU wiki itself.

  6. Jumpman Lane

    Jan 27th, 2010

    My Blondin Linden alt had to cancel office hours today! Sorries! I’m in training; but, my Jump Lane avi is still free to terrorize the grid! Philip said I could! I mean, Jumpy Still Hur square biz! crap!

  7. Danziel Lane

    Jan 28th, 2010

    What I am wondering about is that there is no reaction from the labs.

    They always announced that they will never give any special powers to any kind volunteers and they definintely followed that rule. No matter if I was mentor, mentor teacher, linguist or even did booth duty on an online education exhibition for LL, all that ever came back were full hearted thanks (plus a diner on the exhibition). And this is good, cause giving any kind of volunteer any advantage on the grid would destroy the idea of voluteering.

    However, we now read of a Linden, who made promises to some egocentric spandex lovers that dream of ruling around the other residents. To leave this all uncommented is a kick into the asses of volunteers that still work for the lab on translations and so much more, just for a “thanks, mate”.
    I would really love to hear from the lab that they tell us their side of the story. Maybe they claim, this is all a nice conspiracy plot of Ms. Pixeleen, but I would more expect to hear that they fired the guy, who made promises to wannabe superheroes.

    Same goes with the copyright infringements. That superman may contact any provider on this planet, but he started to put chat logs into a database and to collect RL data of residents and to mix that up with a good part of his poor fantasy.
    How can his breach of the DMCA made known differently from putting the data on another server to make it readable? You cannot set up an AR about this huge amount of data or send the database appended to a mail.

    Well, what I miss is a reaction of Linden Labs.
    Or did I miss the information that I am waiting for?

  8. Kiddoh

    Jan 28th, 2010

    Well Danziel, let’s remember than Plexus Linden is mentally retarded. I think he’s been demoted as far as possible since he tried to frame Intlibber for copy-botting a megaprim.

  9. Nebula/PinkBunny

    Jan 28th, 2010

    JLU are true super hero, they got me to quit griefing forever and sl forever. if it weren’t for them i could have had real legal action taken against me. what they do no matter how they go about it has been proven to be good. thank you JLU!

  10. A little birdie

    Jan 28th, 2010

    JLU hacked the dump last night using a really bad dictionary attack
    They uploaded fake PN bullshit to hide the fact it was them

    I am not so easily fooled, nor will it be so easily taken offline

  11. A little birdie

    Jan 28th, 2010

    The wiki was not cleaned up manually, Obvious. I thought that would be obvious to you, as I’m highly certain I could not remember the contents of files like page_1.htm or 1f1825b3b5cbc2514848ee585b33a12b.jpg on my own.

  12. We

    Jan 29th, 2010

    I guess hacking is okay as long as it’s for the greater good, ja Herr Venkman?

    Don’t know why they’re bothering, honestly there’s not even all that much interesting there, and all the stuff that was interesting is already on the Herald.

  13. JadaHax

    Jan 29th, 2010

    Freedom OF INFORMATION YO!! These Comic Book Maggots need to go, I am serious, and I am tired of them, and Linden Lab Corruption. I saw Plexus Linden and ASR on the teen grid, and their suspected corruption there, Now I see it here for sure, and it is nuts. They need to get fired, and JLU Presonal need to be disbanned, and watched. And I know that JLU has hired alternate people to try to stop the ones who have been attacking them with Cover stories and shit too. We are on to you, and We know the truth.

  14. Obvious Schism

    Jan 29th, 2010

    @ A little birdie

    Obviously it’s obvious. But it still must have taken some effort on your part, which is the point that I was making.

  15. Gaara Sandalwood

    Jan 29th, 2010

    Amen Kiddoh.

  16. Jahar Aabye

    Jan 31st, 2010

    One very disturbing aspect that has not yet been mentioned are the number of JLU reports listing various individuals as being “financial supporters” or “providing financial assistance” to various groups, but no mention is made as to how the JLU has managed to determine that so many individuals are financial supporters of these groups. Obviously a single individual who owns an Estate is easily identified as the person providing funding for that Estate, but how does one go about determining all of these other donors?

    I sincerely hope that Linden Lab employees did not provide payment info or other information regarding SL residents to this group. If this did occur, then those employees will hopefully be led from LL’s offices in handcuffs, as they have most definitely violated several laws. When you work in any business that processes credit and payment information, the NUMBER ONE RULE is that you never disclose financial information except as required by law to a regulatory agency (ie IRS, SEC) or under a valid court order such as a warrant.

    The more I read about this, the more I hope that any LL employees who were involved in this group will resign. Plexus, if you had access to this database, which appears to include RL information and even photographs of SL residents that was quite clearly not provided in their SL profiles or with their consent, then you have failed Linden Lab and all SecondLife residents by not immediately shutting down this irresponsible and dangerous disclosure. I hope that M Linden will find your resignation on his desk on Monday.

    As to those misguided vigilantes who believe that the JLU or any other group like it has done anything worthwhile to deter griefing, then I feel very sorry for your wasted efforts.

    This story was sent to me by a friend, and he and I have on occasions hunted down and reported several fairly serious security exploits that could be used by griefers. I can guarantee you that there are many people who toil in obscurity hunting down bugs and exploits, trying to reproduce them so that Linden Lab can (and does) fix them. I’m talking about serious griefing tools: client-crashers, sim crashers, DoS attacks (worse, they would have appeared to have come from agni.lindenlab.com), and lord knows how many other bugs that I was never aware of. I only know the stuff that I have reported and that friends have reported. Some stuff is “benign” enough to be placed on the regular JIRA as a ticket to fix a bug, others warranted confidential SEC tickets (and yes, I have filed them and seen them fixed promptly). Those actions have done far more to stop griefing and make SL a better experience than anything that your impotent little organization could possibly have done. And of course, I cannot extend nearly enough credit to Andrew Linden for his excellent work tweaking the physics engine to eliminate many griefing attacks to nothing more than a small push.

    But hey, you made sure to keep files on noobs who rezzed freebie cars in a sandbox. Huzzah. I can guarantee you that if you ever try to extend your little wannabe police force in any region in which I have Estate or eject/ban privileges, or where I know the region owner or managers, you will be ejected, teleported home, banned, and subject to an AR just as the griefer will be, because as far as I can tell, there’s little difference. All that I see here are a bunch of people who seem to have the exact same mentality as J. Edgar Hoover but with far less intelligence (in both senses of the word) and far less effective. It reminds me of a case in the 60s where FBI agents were willing to send 4 innocent men to life in prison to preserve the identity of a mob snitch. At some point along the line, law enforcement officials were so deeply invested in their “war” with the mob that “winning” became more important than serving and protecting.

    At least be honest about what you’re doing, because it’s not protecting anyone, just fighting some make-believe war against a bunch of dumbass virgin hackers with even fewer computer skills than you. I’m sure that you believe that you are providing a valuable, even necessary service, and when it was just vigilante “anti-griefing,” we were all willing to just laugh at you and go back to actually trying to build and script and create and sell products to customers who likely never heard of you. But when you crossed the line and began collecting AND POSTING ON YOUR DATABASE the real-life information and even pictures of other people without their consent, you became every bit as bad as that fuckwit Tizzers was with his stalking attempt.

    I don’t particularly like Pix, or the Herald, or Prok, or Intlibber, or many of the people you have on your database (dunno why you have Immy on there, though, she’s just a smartass, like me). But I’ve decided that the sort of people who would go to these lengths to compile all of this information on so many perceived “enemies” are just a level of psychiatrically “interesting” that’s a level above and beyond even what one expects from SL.

  17. Nelson Jenkins

    Feb 1st, 2010

    I still can’t believe how stupid JLU was for putting all this stuff in one central location, then going so far as to claim copyright on it.

    To Neo (and whoever else you’re posing as, Kalel):

    I am in the process of publicizing a similar database that keeps tabs of avatars that engage in roleplay with criminal elements. The database is accessible only to roleplay cops, each of whom undergoes a background check before given account credentials. Needless to say, we take several precautions to ensure the integrity of the database is not compromised. While we don’t personally care whether or not the contents are released (because, as you know, if the content was written by a user, it is technically their property, even though this wouldn’t hold up in court, and we have no say in the matter), we must prevent vandalism. The whole concept is designed to help roleplay police departments keep records similar to what would be kept in the real world (mainly incident reports, arrest warrants, licenses of any kind, traffic citations, etc.) and allow them to share it between such departments. Moreso, the database can keep track of non-roleplay (OOC) incidents, which affects the avatar’s “roleplay behavior”.

    The problem with this, as you are probably aware, is that people tend to submit evidence such as chat logs and personal information in OOC (behavioral) reports, which, obviously, is against the Terms of Service. While the database operates off-world and thus whether or not it is within the ToS’s jurisdiction is questionable, it is still a slight issue that must be addressed.

    Here’s how to get around it: distance yourself, as the database operator, from user submissions. In our case, we post our legal disclaimer several places around the site. We also force users to check a box ensuring that they have read our disclaimer and terms of service before they can perform any action. Furthermore, users are encouraged to report submissions that are in violation of the terms of service (either ours or Second Life’s), which are reviewed and removed regularly. Even more, we require departments that subscribe to the service to inform the estate manager of their jurisdiction to tell them that identifiable information will be logged within the database, and while still within the bounds of the ToS, it is a criminal record and it will be linked to them for as long as the database stands, which means if visitors do something stupid, it will be recorded. Let me reiterate – do not, ever, record any identifiable data without notifying the participants beforehand, and do not, ever, claim ownership. This causes innumerable problems both with your criminal record and your public image.

    Of course, being the complete blockhead that we have witnessed you to be, you have done just that. In fact, you have gone so far as to file copyright claims on such content. You are out of your mind, no?

    In any case, while this is all after the fact and you probably won’t benefit at all from this helpful information, I hope that you (or anyone else reading this that is tossing around the idea of starting such an operation) can learn something from this.

  18. The Unknown

    Feb 5th, 2010

    I won’t say who I am, nor will I say what I do. I will say this:

    The Justice League Unlimited is right in what they are doing, and I fully support whatever they do. If anyone wishes to disagree with me, good luck finding me In-World. I personally believe Kalel Venkman to be fully within his rights to pursue legal action, and I intend to assist him in any way I can.

  19. Tux Winkler

    Feb 6th, 2010

    @The Unknown:

    “The Justice League Unlimited is right in what they are doing, and I fully support whatever they do. If anyone wishes to disagree with me, good luck finding me In-World. I personally believe Kalel Venkman to be fully within his rights to pursue legal action, and I intend to assist him in any way I can.”

    Sure, that’s why you are anonymous – XD

    I don’t think anyone would hunt you. Has anyone seen mobs of multicoloured avatars clad in an array of random prims carrying burning torches on their way the Superman’s secret hide out? Of course not. Everyone is chuckling for sure, but I don’t think anyone bothered enough to track pro JLU people down. There are far better things to do (like setting your screen saver to blank screen and wait in baited anticipation for the next instalment, making sure not to bump the mouse)

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